RisingSun was wrapping up as pax were gathering for the start of WreckCenter. YHC (your humble correspondent) could feel the excitement build as Guiliani wrapped up his COT and started pondering names for his FNG. I had to cut-out early and join the next phase of men while numbers were still rolling in.
Two Years!! That’s what’s on the dinner table and we were gonna celebrate our growth with some hard work.
Conditions : 70’s, but steamy. 136 on my Temp+Dew Point scale.
Pax : Listed above plus PreK who is a long-standing OP Native visiting from outta town; BFFs w/ our Weasel Shaker since PreK.
- Mtn Man Poopers
- Don Qxiote
- Daisey Cutters
Thang : Team Half-Mile(+) SandBag/Steel/Burpee Broad-Jump
- 40# SandBag
- 35# dumbell or steel club
- personal mental fortitude
Three teams, each segment is 200 meters
- One teammate lateral tosses the SandBag
- One teammate Farmer carries the steel
- (One arm only – if necessary to set down; that pax must shuttle-run back to start point / return to steel before continuing)
- One teammate Burpee-Broad Jumps
- One teammate BearCrawls / CrabWalks
When you finish your segment, return to help one of your remaining teammates finish; when your whole team completes the segment, get back into the fight and help the remaining teams.
Switch roles at the beginning of each segment; total of 1000 meters completed before time was called.
- Flutter Kicks
- American Hammers
Closing words : Cheers to everyone who has been part of this group. We’ve grown at an awesome pace since the six of us kicked this off and then decided to make it a regular thing. What started as just a Wednesday workout, we are now supporting 9 workouts and one leadership discussion in OP, RiverForest, ForestPark and the Chicago Austin community bringing this to approx. 50-60 men each month.
While we all have individual goals for putting the work in, the reason this group works is because we are not working for ourselves, but for the man next to us. example : when I previously worked out at a gym, I was anonymous. I had my own programming, but I also took many water breaks and called it when I felt like I had done enough. In F3, especially like today’s team-builder workout, I am working hard to lighten the load for the guys in my group. “How quickly can I get this done and who needs help?”, but also as a back-of the-pack pax : “I gotta keep moving so when my team arrives I’ve already accomplished a big load”.
Same goes for the group. Not one man can lead this group alone, but through the help of teammates and specifically my Shared Leadership Team. It also takes awareness from others to see where they can help and pick up the ball + start running. We can go much further in the next two years, but it’s gonna take the men to pitch-in when/where they can. Keep moving forward!